Dr. Manizheh Nafari is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Central State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Before joining Central State University in August 2016, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo and DePaul University.
Her research interests include noncommutative algebra, noncommutative algebraic geometry, and Mathematics Education. She serves as Project Director for the CSU grant Choose Ohio First for Computer Science and related areas (awarded in December 2019). In her Ph.D., she proved every known point scheme can be constructed by using graded skew Clifford algebras, either directly or indirectly via Ore extensions. This led to new results about graded skew Clifford algebras of finite global dimensions. Her current research is studying and classifying (quadratic) regular algebras of global dimension 4 and higher.